Form. A remedy for arthritis, gout, and articular rheumatism; pains worsen with motion but improve with pressure. Right side is most affected. Treats chronic gout, joint stiffness, acute gout attacks, especially neuralgic, tuberculosis, carcinoma, lupus, and chronic nephritis. Alleviates ailments from overlifting and apoplectic diseases. Reduces polyp formation.

Head: Vertigo, headache with cracking in the left ear, heavy and large brain sensation, burst bubble feeling in the forehead, forgetfulness in the evening, exhilaration.

Eyes: Rheumatic iritis.

Ears: Ringing, buzzing, cracking with headache, swelling around the ear, polypi.

Nose: Nasal polypi, coryza with a stuffed feeling.

Stomach: Constant pressure and burning pain at the cardiac end, nausea with headache, yellowish bitter mucus vomiting, pain shifting from stomach to vertex, inability to pass gas.

Abdomen: Pain before stool with shuddering chilliness, drawing pain around the navel before stool.

Rectum: Morning difficulty passing small flatus; subsequent diarrhea-like urgency.

Urinary: Bloody, albuminous urine with frequent urination, presence of urates (nephritis).

Male: Seminal emissions, weakness, disinterest in sexual activity.

Respiratory: Hoarseness, dry sore throat, night cough with forehead aching and chest constriction, pleuritic pain.

Extremities: Rheumatic pains, stiff and contracted joints, muscle strain, weakness in lower extremities, paraplegia, hip pain, sudden rheumatism with restlessness, sweating without relief, improvement after midnight and rubbing.

Skin: Redness, itching, burning, nettle rash, nodes around joints, profuse sweat without relief.

Modalities: Worse with cold, cold washing, dampness before snowstorms; better with warmth, pressure, rubbing, and combing hair.

Relationship: Compare with Formicicum acidum for chronic myalgia, muscular pain, sudden gout and rheumatism, right-side pain, motion and pressure relief, failing vision, increased strength and endurance, marked diuretic effect, tremor, tuberculosis, nephritis, carcinoma, lupus, and varicose veins. Dr. J. H. Clarke prescribes a solution for polypi and catarrh. Dr. Sylwestrowicz notes effectiveness in typical gout, muscle disturbances, bone periostitis, fascias changes, skin issues, kidney problems, and arthritis, with various dosages and intervals showing improvements in joint stiffness, pain, and swelling.

Dose: Sixth to thirtieth attenuation.FORMICA RUFA



  • Worsening of arthritis, gout, and rheumatism pains with motion
  • Improvement of pains with pressure
  • Right side predominantly affected
  • Chronic gout and joint stiffness
  • Acute gout attacks, especially neuralgic
  • Tuberculosis, carcinoma, lupus, and chronic nephritis
  • Ailments from overlifting and apoplectic diseases
  • Polyp formation deterrent


  • Vertigo
  • Headache with cracking in the left ear
  • Sensation of a heavy and large brain
  • Feeling of a burst bubble in the forehead
  • Evening forgetfulness
  • Exhilaration


  • Rheumatic iritis


  • Ringing and buzzing (tinnitus)
  • Cracking in the left ear with headache
  • Swelling around the ear
  • Polypi


  • Nasal polypi
  • Coryza with a stuffed feeling


  • Constant pressure and burning pain at the cardiac end
  • Nausea with headache (sick headache)
  • Vomiting yellowish bitter mucus
  • Pain shifting from the stomach to the vertex
  • Inability to pass gas


  • Pain in the bowels before stool with shuddering chilliness
  • Drawing pain around the navel before stool


  • Morning difficulty passing small flatus
  • Diarrhea-like urgency afterward


  • Bloody, albuminous urine with frequent urging
  • Presence of urates (nephritis)


  • Seminal emissions
  • Weakness
  • Disinterest in sexual activity


  • Hoarseness with a dry sore throat
  • Night cough with forehead aching and chest constriction
  • Pleuritic pain


  • Rheumatic pains
  • Stiff and contracted joints
  • Muscle strain and feeling of being torn from their attachment
  • Weakness in the lower extremities
  • Paraplegia
  • Hip pain
  • Sudden rheumatism with restlessness
  • Sweating without relief
  • Improvement after midnight and with rubbing


  • Redness, itching, burning
  • Nettle rash
  • Nodes around joints
  • Profuse sweat without relief


  • Worse with cold, cold washing, dampness before snowstorms
  • Better with warmth, pressure, rubbing, and combing hair

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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